A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is offering another incentive to keep drivers off Interstate 70 during peak weekend traffic times this ski season.
Officials want travelers to submit creative stories about how they maximized fun in the mountains and minimized time in peak eastbound traffic between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The Peak Time Challenge runs through April 2, and three winners will receive lodging and lift tickets at Copper Mountain, Winter Park or Keystone resorts.
The contest was introduced on Facebook by a Russian character named Oleg, who came to Colorado to escape the congestion at the Winter Olympics, only to find traffic was worse on I-70. Entries can be submitted to the GoI70.com Facebook page and must be tagged #WhatWouldOlegDo?
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